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Nov 18 2019

WINTER FUN: December through February!

By |2019-11-18T14:41:55-05:00November 18th, 2019|Dance, Museums, Music, Restaurants, Theater, VISUAL ART, Visual ART|0 Comments

The days are short. The holidays are long. You need time to cool down after an avalanche of obligations and kick back with family, friends or just by your delightful self, this dark and lovely season. Here's a winter wonderland of ways to enjoy the chill--this article also appearing in EXHALE MAGAZINE! Settle Into A [...]

Nov 01 2019

THEATER: ADMISSIONS/THANKSGIVING/CAMBODIAN ROCK!

By |2019-11-12T14:45:58-05:00November 1st, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

There is a barrage of local theater on stages in and around Boston-- here's my take! Photo: Maggie Hall Photography ADMISSIONS-- Joshua Harmon's adroit take on one of the most incendiary issues of the day: diversity at an elite prep school. The play heats up on ignition when Maureen Keiller as admissions officer [...]

Oct 11 2019

THEATER :THE LION KING/ CHOIR BOY/BOOK CLUB/KING LEAR/42ND STREET/

By |2019-10-16T11:08:48-05:00October 11th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Here it is short and sweet--a guide on what to see this weekend onstage! THE LION KING: Disney's extravaganza by way of the movie and local wunderkind Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor, THE LION KING has roared back into town! The show literally emerges grandly from the audience and right up onto the stage [...]

Sep 18 2019

THEATER: THE STONE, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

By |2019-09-20T11:16:00-05:00September 18th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

There's a trove of theater to discover in Boston RIGHT NOW! Here's more of what I've seen onstage in the last 10 days. "THE STONE"-- Take a trip to Needham and up a narrow staircase to a tiny theater and a troupe of artists bursting with ideas, talent, and drama. Award-winning Russian theater company Arlekin Players works [...]

Sep 17 2019

THEATER: THE PURISTS

By |2019-09-19T13:30:01-05:00September 17th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

MUST SEE: "THE PURISTS" presented by the Huntington Theatre Company at the BCA Calderwood Pavilion.  Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter (FX "Pose," "Kinky Boots") directs this world premiere hip hop dramedy by actor Dan McCabe in his debut as a playwright. It's timely, wise, entertaining, funny as hell, with a killer cast. The title is rich, [...]

Aug 30 2019

THEATER: SIX:THE MUSICAL (I didn’t lose my head)

By |2019-08-30T23:36:53-05:00August 30th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

In 1971, Helen Reddy sang the hit female anthem: I am woman, hear me roar In numbers too big to ignore In 2019, the cast of SIX: The Musical sang the pop concert musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss about Henry VIII's six wives currently streaming 400,00 songs daily worldwide and just opened at [...]

Jul 30 2019

THEATER: “CYMBELINE” FREE SHAKESPEARE ON THE COMMON!

By |2019-07-30T16:00:11-05:00July 30th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Imogen-- where have you been all my life?! I have only seen Shakespeare's CYMBELINE once before (March '92 at the Huntington Theatre) but I don't recall its heroine as vividly as I will remember this boisterous and boundlessly energized performance by Nora Eschenheimer as Princess Imogen, a young woman as honest, loyal, and determined as the [...]

Jul 19 2019

COOL THEATER WEEKEND: THE LIGHTNING THIEF, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE 39 STEPS

By |2019-07-19T15:37:44-05:00July 19th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

A sweltering weekend is upon us so here's how to escape the record-breaking temps outside and see what's hot onstage! THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical. After flaming out onscreen, this global best-seller by Rick Riordan is now a hit musical onstage which just opened in Boston at the Huntington Avenue Theatre! I [...]

Jul 16 2019

THEATER: DEAR EVAN HANSEN

By |2019-07-16T23:28:48-05:00July 16th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

I have seen DEAR EVAN HANSEN and remain overwhelmed by the lyrical beauty of its score (Benj Pasek & Justin Paul), the power of these performances, and the emotional intelligence of its book (Steven Levenson). This Tony Award-winning musical juggernaut has as ardent a following as "Hamilton" and with good reason. I saw it for [...]

Jun 26 2019

THEATER ROUND UP: Three Musketeers, Pride and Prejudice, Barefoot in the Park

By |2019-06-26T19:26:37-05:00June 26th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

What do the Three Musketeers, two young newlyweds, and Austen's Bennet sisters have in common? They're all subjects for some good old-fashioned fun onstage around town this weekend! Head to Stoneham for the Greater Boston Stage Company and The Front Porch Arts Collective production of Dumas' swashbuckler THE THREE MUSKETEERS which reframes the 17th century [...]